Mental Health First Aid

This program is designed to increase literacy and decrease stigma associated with mental health problems. Participants will learn to identify and help someone developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis.

This program is a like a physical first aid program – except with a focus on MENTAL health.

Have your employees ever had to deal with a mental health challenge – and did not know what to do?
This course is a must have for all people who work with the public and anyone interested in learning about mental health and mental health problems.

Learn to identify and help someone in a mental health crisis situation

CDA Training Vancouver BC Participants will learn the types, signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with the following mental health issues:

  • Substance related disorders (alcohol and drug addiction) and how to help someone having an overdose.
  • Mood disorders and how to help someone who is feeling suicidal
  • Anxiety disorders and how to help someone having a panic attack or an acute stress reaction.
  • Psychotic disorders and how to help someone having a psychotic episode

Program options

  • MHFA Basic: 12 hour training with a focus on adults with mental health problems.
  • MHFA for Adults who Interact with Youth: a 14 hour training with a focus on youth between the ages of 12-24 with mental health problems. Includes all the content in the MHFA Basic along with deliberate self-injury and eating disorders.
  • MHFA Train-the-trainer Course: this course is delivered on behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This week long instructor training program will certify you to teach the MHFA courses to the general public.

This evidence-based program is a program of  Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Contact Carla today to discuss your needs.